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Melanie Creamer is a news assistant, who's worked at the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram for nearly 16 years. She oversees various responsibilities from monitoring the news and business email addresses – to fetching old newspaper articles and photos from the archive. She’s the face behind the popular business “On the Move” column, which appears in Tuesdays and Thursdays newspapers. A compassionate and soft-spoken woman, Melanie is also the writer of the newspaper’s feature obituary. Many of her colleagues say she has one of the toughest jobs in the newsroom. She tells heart-breaking stories of love and loss. She listens as parents sob uncontrollably over the tragic death of their child. She writes touching stories about couples who have been married for 60 plus years, and then die within days or weeks from each other. Melanie was the recipient of the Maine Press Association’s Unsung Hero Award in 2015. A native of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, she graduated from Fitchburg State College in 2000 with a degree in professional writing. She lives in Scarborough with her fiancée and is a co-parent to two daughters.

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  • Published
    November 11, 2019

    LoSciuto named executive director of the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Freeport

    NEW HIRES Michael R. Epstein M.D. joined Northern Light Pediatric Cardiology as a pediatric/congenital electrophysiologist. Epstein completed his internship and residency in pediatrics, as well as fellowships in both pediatric cardiology and pediatric/congenital electrophysiology, at Boston Children’s Hospital. He is the only pediatric fellowship-trained electrophysiologist who lives and works in Maine.   Bruce Theriault joined […]

  • Published
    November 8, 2019

    Jacob Leger, 38, a fixture in Portland’s restaurant and music scenes

    Leger, who was also active in the area’s recovery community, was found dead Monday by Portland police.

  • Published
    November 5, 2019

    Junior Achievement of Maine adds three members to its board.

    NEW HIRES Russ Hall joined Montalvo as a field service and sales technician. Hall brings more than 30 years of technical support experience, including customer support, product development, project management and technical sales consulting. He previously worked for Pitney Bowes Inc. and Burkhart Dental Equipment.     Porta & Company has hired Tim Millett as […]

  • Published
    November 4, 2019

    Dunn joins Sevee & Maher Engineers as industrial hygienist

    Alice Evans has been hired by Opus Consulting Group.

  • Published
    October 31, 2019

    Marks joins Acadia Center as senior policy advocate

    NEW HIRES Jeff Marks joined Acadia Center as senior policy advocate and Maine director. Marks previously served as executive director of E2Tech, a business trade association of Maine’s energy and environmental companies. Prior to that role, he was deputy director of the Maine Energy Office where he advised state officials and agencies on energy, environmental […]

  • Published
    October 30, 2019

    Maine State Music Theatre hires Choate as development director

    NEW HIRES The Maine State Music Theatre has hired Amanda Choate as development director. Choate was involved with MSMT from 1996 until 2005 as a performer in shows including “Evita” and “Chamberlain.” She previously served as director of the Brunswick High School Theater Department and worked in the development office at Bowdoin College.   PROMOTIONS […]

  • Published
    October 29, 2019

    CES Inc. announces new hires

    Project engineers and environmental technicians are among the eight new employees.

  • Published
    October 24, 2019

    Physicians join Maine Medical Partners

    Also, Preble Street announces new members of its board of directors.

  • Published
    October 17, 2019

    Perry named VP of finance and CFO at Mid Coast–Parkview Health

    NEW HIRES Orfa Cabrera joined Whole Oceans as the hatchery manager. Cabrera brings over three decades of experience in the salmon industry, including more than 20 years of progressive responsibility at hatcheries in her native Chile.     Jorge F. Peacher, MD joined the Lisa Stewart Women’s Health Center in Bar Harbor. Dr. Peacher is […]

  • Published
    October 16, 2019

    Moolji promoted to COO at Cribstone Capital

    NEW HIRES Margaret (Meg) Parkhurst was hired as assistant superintendent of Regional School Union 21. Parkhurst, of Kennebunk, brings 19 years experience in education. Most recently, she served as assistant principal at the Middle School of the Kennebunks.       William Chrisemer joined Maine Behavioral Healthcare as its new chief financial officer. Chrisemer, of […]

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